A lot of people ask me what made me select certain places to visit on the blue list and not others.
I’d love to be able to say that it was my keen judgement, or recomendations by famous travellers or something like that.
The truth, is they were places that stuck in my mind, during my growing up years. If (like me) you have every one of the James Bond films on DVD and you watched them all, you might notice that a lot of the places he visits are featured on this website.
Equaly, things like the Treasury in Petra, were inspired by Indiana Jones, and stuff like that.
One of my favourite authors, is Wilbur Smith. Twenty years ago, I read 3 books. The Burning Shore, The Power of the Sword and Rage. The middle book, the Power of the Sword, used table mountain as a significant plot device.
I have been re-reading the book recently, and its just as exciting as it was the first time I read it. Tomorow, I set of for Capetown with the Adventure Company.
If everything goes to plan, Ill be standing on the top of that mountain holding a Blue Disa (a flower which only grows on Table Mountain) on the 14th of November, which will complete the Bluelist, which has taken me 6 years of my life.
Im having a bit of a party when I return, but between now and then, I would like to thank all the poeple who have helped to organise my trips. All the instructors who taught me bushcraft, mountaineering, canoeing and a whole host of other things. All the people who Ive met while traveling for their endless support and all the guides and in country people who have helped me.
I would like to thank my family and friends who have always supported me, even when the things I was doing, appeared to them to be foolhardy.
Most of all, Id like thank all of you, for coming back to this website and continuing to read it.
Ill get going now, as I have a Rucksack to pack. Ive said it before, but it wont hurt to say it once more:
The search for adventure continues…